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California has a new law intended to fight gender pay disparity by restricting companies from asking certain questions about salary history, and requiring them to reveal more about what they pay.
Jan. 5, 2018
On Thursday, we reported iguanas were falling from trees in Florida. Now, we explain why it is happening and what citizens should do in reaction. Bottom line: don't touch them. They are not dead. They may thaw out and attack.
Jan. 5, 2018
New developments in the Russia investigation include the disclosure that White House counsel Don McGahn tried to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from overseeing the probe.
Jan. 5, 2018
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Icelandic activist Brynhildur Heidar og Omarsdottir about the new gender equity law in Iceland, which went into effect on Monday. The law requires employers with 25 workers or more to prove that they pay men and women equally for equal work.
Jan. 5, 2018
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about whether Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury will really change the politics of the Trump presidency.
Jan. 5, 2018
President Trump and Republican leaders are huddling this weekend to hash out their agenda for 2018. It comes as the president is pushing back against a new book about chaos in the White House.
Jan. 5, 2018
2017 was bleak for retailers and 2018 is not starting off any better. Several major department stores, still hurting from declining sales, plan closures in locations nationwide.
Jan. 5, 2018
An armed man who stopped an Amtrak train is facing a terrorism charge, after the FBI uncovered ties to "an 'alt-right' Neo-Nazi group" and accounts that the suspect talked about killing black people.
Jan. 5, 2018
As the Eastern U.S. and Canada brave frigid temperatures, residents across the globe are grappling with bad weather of their own: a heat wave that has rendered a stretch of busy freeway a sticky mess.
Jan. 5, 2018
How do you take care of people who are on the run? Doctors Without Borders is testing a new strategy.
Jan. 5, 2018
These interactive charts, says a World Bank data scientist, paint a "pretty good" picture of the world.
Jan. 5, 2018
After the U.S. announced cuts in security aid, Pakistan reacted defensively but sought to tone down tensions. "Efforts are still underway to find common ground," says a foreign ministry spokesman.
Jan. 5, 2018
Trebek had the operation last month to treat a subdural hematoma that developed after he took a fall. The longtime game show host said Thursday he expects to be back in the studio "very, very soon."
Jan. 5, 2018
Also: Confusion over the new tax law prompts New York to threaten a lawsuit; new pro-government protests are held in Iran; and baby sea turtles work out on a teeny, tiny treadmill.
Jan. 5, 2018
President Trump's lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publisher, but the book went on sale days ahead of schedule. The White House has pushed back on the criticism in the book.
Jan. 5, 2018
The National Weather Service says there's a good chance that some locations will set temperature records today, as arctic air settles in after a massive winter storm.
Jan. 5, 2018
The Netherlands is one of a handful of European countries giving refuge to gay Chechens, after reports emerged that Chechnya's authorities were rounding up and torturing the LGBT community.
Jan. 5, 2018
"We're way behind on winter," one resident says. Higher than average temperatures in rural Alaska are being blamed for two deaths and are preventing people from hunting for food.
Jan. 5, 2018
It's a sharp drop from the November result of more than 250,000 jobs. With data for December now in, U.S. job growth fell in 2017, to 2.1 million from 2.2 million in 2016.
Jan. 5, 2018
Byrne served as governor from 1973-1982 and is best known for approving casino gambling and pushing through the state's first income tax — a move that nearly cost him reelection.
Jan. 5, 2018

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